Message From Student Government
To our newest Grinnellians,
Welcome to the Grinnell College community! My name is Lana Katai ’21 (she/hers), and I have the great privilege of serving as Grinnell’s Student Government Association (SGA) President. There’s so much I have to say to you as a new Grinnellian, but let me start by commending you for being so resilient during this difficult time. The college application process is stressful enough under regular circumstances, no less during a pandemic. Your admission to Grinnell is no small feat, and I hope you are proud of yourself for this major accomplishment.
At Grinnell, the opportunity to learn and grow is limitless. There is no shortage of brilliance within our faculty and student body — something I’m sure you noticed during your application process. Grinnell professors genuinely care for your academic and personal wellbeing, and Grinnell students are both brilliant and engaged with campus life around them. We also hail from all corners of the world!
You will walk a very special path if you choose Grinnell — I know that I have. This institution has enabled me to become a better scholar, leader, friend, and most importantly, a better person.
I extend a massive congratulations on your admission to Grinnell College and hope that you choose Grinnell to be your home for the next four years of your journey.
Lana Katai ’21